Our DNA.
Our Objective

Is to help you achieve yours.

At ACS, our passion for helping other businesses succeed drives who we are, and what we do. We strive to help businesses perform at their best with a combination of tailored IT solutions and workplace innovation through the latest office furniture and interior design.

At the core of our business, you will find a family of people that share the same goals and combine one another’s expertise to design the best solutions for you.

Our Workforce

Meet the team

John Harley Our Workforce Employee

John Harley
Chairman

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Jon Thorpe Our Workforce Employee

Jon Thorpe
Managing Director

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Kevni McAllister Our Workforce Employee

Kevin McAllister
Finance Director

Michael Harley Our Workforce Employee

Michael Harley
Sales Director

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Stephen Harley
Pre-sales Director

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Mark Andrews
Chief Information & Security Officer

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David Szreider Our Workforce Employee

David Szreider
Communications Sales Manager

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Grant Stewart Our Workforce Employee

Grant Stewart
Logistics Manager

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Kirsty McDonald Our Workforce Employee

Kirsty McDonald
HR Manager

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Taryn Perrin Our Workforce Employee

Taryn Perrin
Service Improvement Manager

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Paige Edwards Our Workforce Employee

Paige Edwards
Service Administration Manager

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Gareth Watkins Our Workforce Employee

Gareth Watkins
Technical Services Manager

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Christie Walsh Our Workforce Employee

Christie Walsh
Service Delivery Manager

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Lee Horsman
Design and Marketing Director

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Simon Portwain
External It Consultant

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ATTITUDE.

When great work is delivered with a positive attitude, we can change the game. It enables us to build meaningful relationships that bring success to our team and our clients.

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COMMITMENT.

A commitment to service and shared knowledge builds relationships that can achieve more. We take responsibility to live our brand in everything we do and deliver on our promises.

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INTEGRITY.

We live by sound moral and ethical principles that underpin our ability to deliver exceptional modern workplaces for our clients. We are transparent in all of our dealings, building trust and rewarding loyalty.

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We are focused and ready to respond in winning ways

We want all our clients to feel calm and assured of their choices. Our team understand that engaging ACS for workplace projects is big deal for you. Your needs are our focus and your budget can be honoured. We will take the time to discover your bespoke needs then take you on a step by step journey of delivery. Our support team are always on hand to help.

Testimonials.

What our customers say about us.

“ACS have expertise and are not sold on selling you anything that they have, they will sell you a solution that is right for you.”

Rob Parkes
Head of commercial operations at the Silverstone experience

“By working in partnership our IT spend is fixed and user satisfaction has also increased across the business.”

Paul Griffiths
Chief Executive- Northamptonshire Chamber

“We have been using ACS as our preferred supplier for 9 years after a recommendation from a parent. We purchase our day to day IT equipment from ACS. I can rely on them to deliver and supply the technology that I need within my budget. The overall services that ACS provide are cost effective, reliable and the team is always friendly.”

Chris Dicken
Teacher & IT Coordinator- Parklands Primary School

“ACS have been our trusted partner of choice for best value workplace ideas and IT support for 21 years. A ‘true’ partnership means you share the good times of growth and the tough times the economy can give you. A 21 year partnership speaks volumes!“

Simon Bond, O’Riordan Bond
Joint Managing Director

Our Story

March
ACS was born

John Harley and Jon Thorpe started ACS Systems UK Ltd from a terraced house on Birchfield road east, Northampton. O’Riordan Bond and Kettering General Hospital became our first customers and still are 21 years later.

1995

1997

April
£1 Million turnover

Within the first two years we doubled our turnover to £1 million. In other news the Friday fish and chip club began, sadly the tradition retired 3 years later due to £100+ chip shop bills.

January
ACS to the rescue

Floods in Northampton left local businesses struggling. We built temporary offices to help those of our customers that suffered.

1998

1999

February
ACS on the road

We got our first ACS van! It was a shame that our Workplace Director, Gordon decided to fill it with the wrong fuel on the first day!

February
Relocation, Relocation

We moved our team out of the terraced house and into our current head office, which is affectionately known as ACS House. 3 students that helped with the move later returned to work for us.

2000

2001

April
Lets have a re-brand

We re-branded as ACS office solutions. With recently new offices and a growing team, the business was doing very well.

August
BBQ Season

We started the family BBQ tradition, which still takes place every year in the garden of ACS house.

2002

2004

April
Another Milestone

Another milestone was reached as we hit £10 million turnover. We received our ISO90001 status in the same year.

March
10 years old!

We celebrated 10 years of business in style with an open day at ACS house and a black tie gala dinner for employees, partners and customers.

2005

2006

July
Recognition

We were recognised as one of the fastest growing IT companies in Europe, Middle East and Asia.

April
Jon Thorpe…a.k.a Rambo!

Joint Managing Director Jon Thorpe climbs Kilimanjaro and runs the London Marathon, raising a substantial amount for Cynthia Spencer and Bury hospices.

2009

2010

November
Outstanding Performance

We were proud to be recognised as outstanding in the Sunday Times Top 100 best companies to work for. A lovely way to celebrate our 15th birthday!

April
New Ventures

We had the pleasure of setting up ACS Recruitment with Hellie Baxter. The company is experiencing fantastic growth and continues to help the local unemployment figures.

2011

2013

February
Acquisition

We acquired local training company Starting Off, recent winners of the Long Standing Business award at the Northamptonshire business excellence awards.

October
Welcome to the council

Joint Managing Director John Harley was selected by the British Chamber of Commerce to sit on their newly formed international Trade Council. Go John!

2014

2015

November
Celebrating 20 years of business!

On Saturday 7th November, Hanger One at Sywell Aerodrome became home for the evening to over 100 ACS group employees, partners, and some of the companies longest serving business partners. All in order to celebrate 20 years of successful business!

ACS become IASME Licensed Certification body

2017

2018

ACS are ISO 27001 accredited 

January
State of the Art user experience

ACS have proudly supported the first high density stadium WI-FI solution for a leading premiership Rugby Club. Now successfully up and running, the results will increase spend per fan as well as deliver a great state of the art user experience.

2018

2019

John Harley retires and new Board is introduced

Celebrating 25 years of business

2020

2020

ACS are accepted as one of 22 partners CCS framework 

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